Taxi drivers at Sea-Tac Airport are getting a new restroom and waiting area in a nearby parking lot. The Port approved a $4.3 million renovation project to improve the facility used by hundreds of drivers.
Before the vote, KNKX met with drivers, who said the renovation is long overdue:
A Port of Seattle memo details the work that will be done, and airport spokesman Perry Cooper says the project is proceeding.
The 27-year-old building has three urinals, two stalls, and serves nearly 400 rotating taxi drivers and a few hundred Uber and Lyft drivers. It was originally slated for remodel in 2015, but plans fell through.
The new restrooms will be funded by the airport's development fund, with money from garage, rental car, and retail fees. It's expected to be done by the spring.